hidden Passionate about the health of Greater Boston? Here’s a chance to get involved

Passionate about the health of Greater Boston? Here’s a chance to get involved

Make a difference in the health of Greater Boston! The American Heart Association needs ambassadors with creative, generous mindsets and leadership skills to help spread awareness about heart disease, stroke and the importance of a healthy lifestyle in Greater Boston. We’re making progress but still have much to do. Millions of people live without access

hidden Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberating targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a youth vaping epidemic” with deceptive advertising tactics designed to lure in teen users. “Our

hidden STEM Goes Red inspires Boston students

STEM Goes Red inspires Boston students

STEM Goes Red is a day-long event held by the American Heart Association to inspire 7th grade girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math outside of the classroom, while embracing being heart healthy. Our most recent Boston event, which was held on Nov. 19 at UMass Boston, featured interactive breakout sessions, an empowering keynote

hidden These Boston doctors want to write ‘farmacy’ prescriptions

These Boston doctors want to write ‘farmacy’ prescriptions

Doctors are used to writing prescriptions for medicine. But three Boston-area cardiologists are working on a federal program that would focus on writing prescriptions for food. Varanda, which stands for Veterans Administration Repurposing Agriculture for Nutrition and Diet Awareness, would create a network of sustainable food gardens at veterans hospitals to provide fresh food –

hidden American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

BOSTON, November 27, 2019 — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching policy to eliminate flavored tobacco products, which are proven to appeal to kids and increase their likelihood of nicotine addiction. The law makes Massachusetts the first state in the country to eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products,

hidden American Heart Association statement on Massachusetts Senate’s support of flavored tobacco ban

American Heart Association statement on Massachusetts Senate’s support of flavored tobacco ban

The American Heart Association praised the Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday night for voting to protect future generations of Massachusetts residents from a lifetime of deadly tobacco and nicotine addiction. The Association especially thanked Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Worcester) and Sens. John Keenan (D-Quincy), Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester), Julian Cyr (D-Truro), Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) and Jo Comerford